Your home’s exterior will take damage year-round from UV rays, dust, dirt, rain, algae and mould. If you want to keep your home looking its best, or you’re looking to make a good impression on potential buyers, you’ll have to have that all blasted away by professionals capable of striking the right balance between power and TLC.
Read on for our reasons why power washing your home is of great benefit.
Improves The Appearance of Your Home
All that dirt and grime mentioned above can cause build-up all over your home’s exterior. You can see it staining the sides of the building, embedded in the driveway, in streaks of black on the roof.
A good power washing can get rid of all that grime and then some! You can have your drive power washed to have the rest of it match the patch protected under where your car is usually parked, which has been kept closer to the original colour.
Power washing can even get graffiti off the side of your building if you’ve found yourself as the victim of vandalism, and it can remove gum.
You can even take it a step further and repaint your home’s exterior, but you will need a power washing to make sure you have a clean surface to paint on.
Improves the Value of Your Home
With your home looking shiny and new, you can attract potential house buyers to your home. Your house will go up in curb appeal, for one, with all the neighbours turning their heads as they pass.
In America, the National Association of Realtors reported that a clean home can add as much as $15,000 to the sale price of your home, and we’re quite sure the statistic will be similar in most countries. With a newly clean home, you need only grab a For Sale sign and wait for everyone driving past to stop.
It Protects your home from damage
Power washing doesn’t just get rid of the dirt you can see. It also removes contaminants that can do damage to your home over time. Algae, mould, and mildew can get into the foundations of your home, leading to replacements that will cost a pretty penny and will probably take some extensive destruction to get to. Replacing shingles, siding, concrete and other elements of the exterior of your home will be avoided if the contamination on your walls doesn’t affect them.
Think of power washing like a shower for your home. Regular power washing will avoid a build-up of these contaminants and keep it in its best shape.
And you will benefit too. Power washing will also get rid of the airborne contaminants that come from mould and algae. Problems with algae getting into the home can lead to damp, which you will then keep breathing in, leading to congestion problems and affecting asthmatics. It would be best to nip them in the bud and get rid of the contaminants before they develop inside the house.